Liverpool are keen on signing German goalkeeper Loris Karius, but he may not accept their offer.
The Sun on Sunday's Alan Nixon reported: "Kop spies are watching Karius at Mainz and contact has been made about signing him at the end of his contract."
There is a catch however, as the prospect wants to sign for a club where he is going to get playing time.
Karius was a member of Manchester City's academy, but left two seasons ago as his chances of playing time were slim.
He is a German under-20 international, who began his footballing career with Stuttgart.
A lot may depend, from Liverpool's perspective on how Simon Mignolet progresses this season, his second at the club - with the Belgian recently criticised by former defender Jamie Carragher.
Here's a look at Karius in action: